5 INDOOR PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES FOR TODDLERS
As any parent will tell you, toddlers are naturally active creatures. Whether in the rain, sleet, or shine, providing children with plenty of opportunities to engage in physical activities that support their growth and development is essential. At Bobux, we know it can be difficult for parents to constantly think up new ideas. As such, we have put together some suggestions for fun indoor physical activities for toddlers that will keep them active and engaged all day long!
1. Create an Indoor Obstacle Course
If you are looking for indoor physical activities for toddlers, an obstacle course should be at the top of your list! A tailor-made obstacle course will allow your child to develop different physical skills. For example, you can use pillows and sheets to create tunnels for crawling, footstalls and pouffes for climbing, or child-proofed furniture to create a track. It also helps to add elements like a whistle and a decorative finish line to complete an obstacle course's appearance and overall feel so your child can fully immerse in the experience. Remember, while challenging your child is encouraged to help them develop physical skills, always be sure to remove any obstacles that may cause them injury!
2. Have a Dance Party
Who doesn’t love a dance party? Dancing to some lively music is one of the best ways to engage in indoor physical activities for toddlers. Children – just like the rest of us – are naturally geared towards moving to the music they hear, and there are various benefits to giving them these opportunities. Alongside the physical gains, children will be able to engage their brains to enhance their creativity and imagination and learn new words and sounds while dancing. Dancing to music also allows children to express themselves and explore different emotions and forms of communication. So, the next time you look for indoor activities for toddlers, throw on some music and see where it takes you!
3. Organised Exercises & Indoor Activities
If you’re a family that enjoys aerobics or some yoga exercises, why not involve your toddler? These indoor activities are ideal for children looking to explore different movements and develop their strength in a fun and exciting way. They will also enjoy exercising alongside their loved ones! There are a variety of suggestions for baby and toddler yoga available. Even though your workouts may be aimed at adults, your child will benefit from sharing this experience and will be able to follow your example for healthy lifestyle choices in the future.
4. Scavenger Hunts
Scavenger hunts are both fun and engaging indoor physical activities for toddlers. Choose a selection of your child’s favourite toys, balls and other household objects and hide them in locations around your home. You can create a visual list with pictures and clues to help your toddler locate each item. This is a great way to develop a child’s physical skills, cognitive skills and overall curiosity. Be sure to plan indoor activities like these in line with your toddler’s preferences. For example, if you hide something much loved by your child, like a comforter, they may not find it much fun to be separated from it.
While it may not seem like the most exertive of indoor physical activities for toddlers, balancing is a crucial skill that children need to develop. Not only is it physical, but balancing also helps a child build cognitive skills and better learn body awareness. This activity can be achieved with something as simple as a small beanbag or bag of sugar. Start by having your toddler try walking a few feet in a straight line with your simple object balancing on their head or outstretched hand. Once they have mastered this balancing activity, you can progress to other more challenging balancing tasks, like an egg and spoon race!
Help Your Toddler Enjoy Physical Activities with Bobux
Part of ensuring that your toddler has positive experiences with indoor physical activities is providing them with the tools they need to succeed.
One of these tools is a perfectly fitted, well-made pair of shoes. Shoes are vital to supporting children as they grow and develop. The right materials and design can provide toddlers with the support, flexibility and comfort they need to explore the world around them and complete increasingly complicated movements.
To learn more about how our Bobux range can benefit your child’s physical development, explore our range of children’s shoes and the detailed overview of the developmental stages they will experience. We also have a complete sizing and fitting guide to help parents and caregivers ensure their children enjoy the best fit for their feet.
To know more, contact our Bobux team today by submitting an online enquiry via our website, and we will get back to you as soon as possible.